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Boat Rocker Media buys LA drama prodco Platform One Media

Canada’s Boat Rocker Media has acquired LA-based production outfit Platform One Media. As part of the deal, Platform One CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh has been promoted to founder and chairman of the scripted producer and will take on a soon-to-be-announced senior leadership role at Boat Rocker. O’Connell Marsh launched Platform One in 2017 having previously […]

Boat Rocker acquires Lip Sync Battle producer

Canada’s Boat Rocker Media has acquired Matador Content, the full-service production company behind Emmy-winning format Lip Sync Battle. Under the terms of the deal, Matador’s name and leadership will remain, with founder Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin continuing to helm the company. The prodco’s creative and production teams will have immediate access to Boat Rocker’s […]

Boat Rocker taps eOne exec for legal affairs

Boat Rocker Media has appointed eOne’s Dina Appleton as executive VP of business and legal affairs. In her new role, Appleton will lead Boat Rocker’s business and legal affairs team and oversee this element of the business throughout the production and distribution divisions of the company. Appleton will report to Boat Rocker Media’s chief operating […]

Boat Rocker acquires majority stake in Insight

Boat Rocker Media has acquired a majority stake in Insight Productions, a Canadian TV production company. The move is effective immediately and will allow Insight to diversify its offering as Boat Rocker continues to grow in the territory. John Brunton, Insight’s founder, chairman and CEO will continue to run all aspects of the company. The […]

Proper TV rejigs senior team

Canada’s Proper Television has made a number of changes to its senior team after Boat Rocker acquired the company last September. Despite the acquisition, Proper will continue to operate as a separate entity from its parent company. The new changes will see Allison Grace, who joined the company in 2014, now become vice president of […]

Fremantle NA appoints Glankler as commercial president

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has moved Rick Glankler to the newly created position of president of commercial operations. Glankler moves from his former role as president of the company’s Kids & Family division, which was sold to Boat Rocker Media in January 2018. Most of the division’s staff moved to Boat Rocker while Glankler remained […]

Boat Rocker acquires Fremantle’s kids division

Boat Rocker Media has acquired FremantleMedia’s Kids & Family Entertainment division. The move is effective immediately. It follows a range of investments that Boat Rocker has made in kids entertainment in the past two years, including the purchase of Jam Filled Entertainment, Arc Production assets and a co-development deal with children’s brand Fisher-Price. The division […]

Boat Rocker buys Proper Television

There’s more consolidation in the Canadian TV sector, this time with Boat Rocker Media buying the principal assets of compatriot Proper Television. The deal, financial terms of which were not revealed, means Toronto-based Boat Rocker takes over the distribution library of Proper, which houses sales unit Proper Rights, and takes over its 35,000sq ft facility. […]

Boat Rocker consolidates factual units

Canada-based Boat Rocker Media is bringing its factual assets together as a new unit, Crooked Horse Productions. To this point, Boat Rocker has produced unscripted programming under a Temple Street Factual moniker. However, with Temple Street primarily focused on scripted shows such as Orphan Black, Crooked Horse has been established, with VP David Lerech leading […]

Boat Rocker, Fisher-Price co-developing original

Canada’s Boat Rocker Media and toyco Fisher-Price are co-developing an original series based on a new property about fearless animals who fight to protect their community. Kingdom Force will be a coproduction of Mattel subsidiary Fisher-Price, Boat Rocker Studios and stablemate toon firm Industrial Brothers, and is part of what is described as “a unique […]